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Ideas for an innovative medical device? Develop medical devices with Pontes Medical!

Pontes Medical guides you through the development of your clinical need, invention or research outcomes into a proven, globally available, innovative medical device.

Working within university hospitals (VUmc, AMC and UMCUtrecht) we bridge the gap between specialists, researchers and health professionals on the one hand and industries and investors on the other. Your clinical need is our starting point. We involve commercial partners (and ensure IP is safeguarded) at an early stage, to contribute specific knowledge and entrepreneurship to these projects. Together we discover, develop and deliver medical devices to improve healthcare. We help in protecting IP so you can publish safely. Any revenues are passed on to you. The Pontes Medical approach is an integral part of VUmc, AMC and an extension of IXA’s valorisation instruments.

The range of project activities includes confirming the clinical need for the medical device, searching for appropriate partners, continuous interaction with the end-user to obtain acceptance, technical development of the medical device, reviewing technical feasibility (prototyping), assessing clinical acceptance (prototype/pilot), assessing commercial viability (business), clinical validation, project management, risk management, and CE preparation.

IXA valorisation guide for medical technology.